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USCG, CBP officers clarify rules

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Pollution, Covid and more frequent stops were among the top concerns among captains and crew in attendance.

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Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.5% of the charter fee.

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Shut down and stranded: Pandemic realities for those who work at sea

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime regulations no guarantee against local pandemic restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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Tips to stay as healthy as possible when traveling to and from the yacht

Don’t forget, because of Covid-19, countries are changing their entry requirements more frequently. This means travelers should always check often for changes in international travel requirements.

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New waterjet cutting machine operational at Maine yard

Belfast, Maine-based Front Street Shipyard is now operating a five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine that is the largest of its kind in Maine and among the largest in the country.…

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ABM gives Bahamas update

Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an update on travel and chartering last week. “More yachts were…

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Rules of the Road: New rules for 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 with a hard shove out the door, we welcome in the New Year and look ahead to what awaits us in the world of…

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Safe Harbor acquires Rybovich

Dallas-based Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Rybovich, shipyard and marina company with two locations in Palm Beach County in South Florida. Safe Harbor also operates Old Port Cove in North…

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Rules of the Road: New rule requires inventory of hazardous materials onboard

With the continued push for more environmentally friendly approaches across all industries, let’s revisit and update an existing topic: ship recycling. This is not the simple action of separating the…

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